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by a special team of fbi forensic experts. they work for the operational technology division and they've set up facilities at a restricted location near the boston harbor. this is where the evidence and the video is brought and the agents are masters at using their facial recognition software. the new science of converting a face into a name demonstrated here by grant fredericks who runs an indiana company that was used by the fbi following the 9/11 attacks. >> going from a face to a name is by getting the public's help. it will likely be the face will be at distance, trying to do some kind of facial mapping or electronic process to identify the face will not be effective. >> reporter: the internet has been full of amateurs trying to do it themselves. claiming that maybe they found the bombers. and fredericks says that has a huge downside. >> there's a danger in the public playing junior g-man and identifying potential suspects and putting them on the news. you don't know how that's going to affect an innocent person. and so it's a very dangerous game to play. >> reporter: in addition to the vi
near the boston harbor, the so called operational technology division. this is where the evidence is brought for examination and where agents can use special facial recognition software to turn faces into names. >> there is software that allows for facial recognition, even at a distance. it's not 100%, but even a 70 or 80% correlation would narrow down the number of people that the fbi has to go after. >> reporter: the agents are also processing some 290 pieces of evidence recovered from the crime scene including wire with a manufacturers name still visible, tiny circuit boards, small nails apparently meant as snap medical and the twisted remains of the pressure cooker used to how's the bomb. any fingerprints are crucial to the trial. >> it's extremely important to match the bomb to the bad guy. >> reporter: there maybe as many as a thousand police and federal agents assigned to this case. while there's no arrest there's a great sense of confidence that they've come a long way this three days. >> there was so much confusion yesterday, actual reports of an arrest in some news outle
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